I’m trying to do good but Satan keeps telling me …..”quit showing off”…..what do i do?

Purity and ostentation

Question: Many times a person thinks about doing a good deed and then Satan comes to him and whispers to him, saying, “You are doing that ostentatiously, to be seen of men and for a good reputation.” Therefore, he makes us go away from the good deed. How can one remain free of such occurrences?

Response: One can remain free of such occurrences by seeking refuge in Allaah from the accursed Satan, as well as by continually performing good deeds. He should not pay attention to such whisperings that make him stop doing good deeds. If he turns away from such whisperings and seeks refuge in Allaah from the accursed Satan, such whisperings will stop by the permission of Allaah.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
Fataawa al-Mar.ah

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: